**** UPDATE – As of 11/05/18 the tree top way is currently closed following a safety inspection so unless these are your local woods then I wouldn’t bother to make the journey. I’ll update when or if it opens.
FREE!!! (£4 TO PARK) – With it’s tree top walk, Salcey Forest is a brilliant adventure for young children.The structure rises to 15 metres above the woodland floor, with a crow’s nest platform at 20 metres reached by steps. It offers stunning views across Salcey Forest and the adjoining woodlands of Yardley Chase. It’s a bit wobbly! But according to the Forestry Commission Woods and Forests website it’s designed that way. I got sweaty palms walking up there. Fine to take the toddlers up – perfectly safe – but hold on to your belongings – you don’t want to drop anything over the edge. Apart from the high platform, it’s accessible for buggies. Kids loved running back down it. Do make sure you scroll down to watch my video of our last visit there.
There’s a good play area at the entrance, My 3 year old is a bit small for it though. It got busy in the afternoon. We did the elephant walk about 1 mile (there are other longer trails). There are nice little wooden houses near the end of the trail. Signage was good, we didn’t get lost. Take £4 for parking. You can pay by phone but we couldn’t get a signal so take cash. Dogs are allowed. Beautiful café. There’s a really cool aerial ropes course but it’s £25, and a shock drop but that’s £5. We went at 11am, parked easily. Really busy by 2pm (on a weekend). Easy to get to via M1 or A508.
TIME FROM MK – 25-30 MINS APPROX
ADDRESS – NN7 2HX
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